Definition of rainbow lorikeet in English:

rainbow lorikeet

Line breaks: rain|bow lori|keet
(also rainbow lory)

noun

  • A small vividly coloured Australasian parrot, found in many different races on SW Pacific islands.
    • Trichoglossus haematodus, family Loridae (or Psittacidae)
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    • The bill ensures that the protective provisions of the Wildlife Act do not conflict with the use of the Biosecurity Act to control a wildlife organism that has since proved to have undesirable effects, as it did with the rainbow lorikeet.
    • At the same time, some Australians are complaining about animal disruptions, such as the pungent smell of fruit bats or the loud noise made by rainbow lorikeets.
    • Many a Queenslander has happy memories of childhood visits to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with its noisy flocks of rainbow lorikeets.

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